Federal government

Our Federal Government priorities

Healthy, resilient and sustainable places are the foundation of every strong society. Having the conditions to foster these places should be a priority for all governments. We continue to advocate our policy agenda to federal policy-makers to help drive sustainability across our built environment and address a number of challenges facing our communities.

Our Platform presents recommendations on a variety of issues including:

Carbon Positive buildings 
Policies that help Australia to realise the potential for emissions reduction across the buildings sector.

Strong government leadership
Policies that provide business certainty and spur new investment in design and construction practices as well as innovative technologies and business models.

Cities and Communities
Policies that boost productivity, support better governance and realise co-benefits in our cities and communities.

Smarter infrastructure investments
Policies to deliver broader social, economic and environmental value through our social infrastructure investments.

Affordable, sustainable housing
Policies that encourage industry and government working together to deliver great homes.

Read the platform here

Recommendations under individual chapters:

Initiative 1: Carbon Positive buildings
Initiative 2: Strong government leadership 
Initiative 3: Cities and communities
Initiative 4: Smarter infrastructure investments
Initiative 5: Affordable, sustainable housing

We take a genuine interest in these policy areas on behalf our members and the built environment sector. If you have any suggestions on our policy priorities, please feel free to email us. Your feedback will help us to deliver better outcomes for the built environment and the community.